JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Tamyara Brown, author of Gatekeeper of Secrets
William H. Matter’s is keeping the secrets of the community saint, Bishop Gerald Goode. William appears every year at the church annual to murder and expose his father, the Bishop. What keeps William from doing the crime is his promise to his mother to protect his family at all costs. When William’s first love Tasiyana resurfaces, he must face his past mistakes.
When Bishop Goode throws his hat in the political ring to run for Mayor, he receives a letter blackmailing him . He will stop at nothing to protect his brand and his win to run his beloved city. William’s stepbrother Lee asks William and his brothers to join forces to reveal the dark truth about their father. Lives are in danger, and the secrets revealed will send you into shock. This is riveting tale of the man of the cloth, and under the sheep’s clothing is a wolf.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Gatekeeper of Secrets?
Tamyara Brown: I wanted to write Gatekeeper of Secrets to discuss sexual assault among men. It is a subject that remains kept in the dark. I wanted to give a voice to the men afraid to share their story because of the guilt and stigma that comes along with it. We often ignore the signs among boys and young men molested – especially when it happens in the church.
JP: What sets Gatekeeper of Secrets apart from other books in the same genre?
TB: I step out of the ordinary and paint a realistic picture of the underdog in my writing. I am not afraid to show the flaws of the good character and the best in the bad characters.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Gatekeeper of Secrets getting out to the public?
TB: Marketing, hard work, learning about the business and learning who my ideal reader.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Gatekeeper of Secrets?
TB: I wake up at four in the morning to write everyday. It took me about a year to write Gatekeeper of Secrets. I let it rest for three years before publishing it.
JP: What’s next for Tamyara Brown?
TB: I am releasing one short story, Cash and Money, and two full novels, Kimbella’s Hustle and In Silence She Speaks. I am also designing websites and building a consultant business.